Flag of Flanders

The official flag used on a border sign in Menen

The flag of Flanders, called the Vlaamse Leeuw ("Flemish Lion") or leeuwenvlag ("Lion flag"), is the flag of the Flemish Community and Flemish Region in Belgium. The flag was officially adopted by the Cultural Council for the Dutch Cultural Community (Cultuurraad voor de Nederlandse Cultuurgemeenschap) in 1973, and later, in 1985, by its successor, the Flemish Parliament. In 1990, also the coat of arms was adopted as an official symbol.

The flag of Flanders is described as Or, a lion rampant armed and langued Gules.


Official flag of Flanders
A variant of the flag is also used by the Flemish Movement. This variant, without red claws, is often used as well. It is known as the strijdvlag ("battle flag"). It is not an official symbol.
Flag of the Nord department of France, of which a part (namely French Flanders) was historically part of the County of Flanders.
Flag of the County of Flanders (862 — 1795)
Flag of the Margraviate of Meissen, a medieval principality around the current area of Meißen district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany.
Flag of the Pays de Léon in Brittany, France

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